Princess Mary forgoes a face mask for first public engagement since lockdown

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

It’s been a quiet few months for royal fans all over the world, with the royals scrapping public engagements as soon as the coronavirus hit. 

But in news that is sure to come as music to royal enthusiasts’ ears, Princess Mary has stepped out for her first official engagement since lockdown began. 

Princess Mary made her first public appearance after lockdown today. Photo: Getty Images

The 48-year-old looked stunning in a floral skirt and long-sleeved silk blouse as she visited Holmegaard Værk, a new design museum, in Denmark. 

The Tassie-born princess beamed from ear-to-ear for waiting photographers, clearly happy to back into the thick of things with her royal work. 

At the event, Mary made sure to practice social distancing, however she did forgo a face mask for the visit. 

The Tassie-born princess smiled from ear-to-ear, looking happy to be back at work. Photo: Getty Images
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark view artworks on June 8, 2020, while attending the opening of the designer museum Holmegaard Vaerk in Naestved some 75km south of the Danish capital Copenhagen. (Photo by Niels Christian Vilmann / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo by NIELS CHRISTIAN VILMANN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

According to Danish authorities wearing a face mask isn’t necessary when people are moving around the community. 

Last week, Princess Mary attended a private meeting at the World Health Organisation's European office, however today’s was her first public engagement. 

Back in March, the Danish royal family decided to cancel all official appearances, with Princess Mary and her family returning home from Switzerland to “stand with the Danes”. 

In a statement released by the palace, it was revealed that Princess Mary, her four children and her husband, Prince Frederik, would all return from Switzerland, where they’ve been enjoying a 12-week school stay. 

In March, Princess Mary, her children and Prince Frederik returned to Denmark from Switzerland, where they had been on a 12-week stint. Photo: Getty Images

"In light of the worsening situation in Denmark in connection with the handling of the spread of COVID-19, the Crown Prince couple has decided that the family will leave home from Switzerland,” the statement read. 

“The Crown Prince couple find it most natural to return home and stand with the Danes in a time that requires a lot of everyone and where there is a shared responsibility for looking after each other."

The palace went on to clarify that the children’s education will continue in Denmark, once public institutions open again. 

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